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Dum Aloo Kashmiri | A decadent Side dish for Rotis and Rice | Side Dishes | How to make Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a delectable Baby Potato Curry served with fragrant pilaf, steamed rice or flatbreads.

What is the difference between Hyderabadi Dum Aloo and Kashmiri Dum aloo?

Hyderabadi Dum Aloo and Kashmiri Dum Aloo are two popular Indian potato dishes. They’re similar but have different flavors and ways of making them. Hyderabadi Dum Aloo comes from South India and is spicy, made with fried potatoes and aromatic spices like cumin and coriander.

Kashmiri Dum Aloo is from the north and has a creamy taste because it uses yogurt or cream in the gravy. It also has unique spices like fennel seeds and dry ginger powder. Even though both dishes have potatoes and gravy, they taste different because of the spices and cooking methods.

Unique quality about Kashmiri Cuisine

Kashmiri cuisine is known for its rich and aromatic flavors. It often incorporates a variety of spices such as fennel, ginger, and cloves, which give the dishes a unique taste. The cuisine heavily relies on dairy products like yogurt and cream, adding richness to the dishes. Kashmiri cuisine also features a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, including dishes like Rogan Josh and Dum Aloo. Additionally, the use of dried fruits like apricots and nuts adds a hint of sweetness to many Kashmiri dishes.

For the foodie –  apples, lotus stem, saffron, walnuts, dry fruits and meat make up most of the basic ingredients and even the Kashmiri Pandits are known to eat both veg and non-veg food. The Kashmiri Wazwan (or Thali) apparently contains 36 decadent dishes which are sure to tickle the palate..

Today’s post is the popular Dum Aloo Kashmiri served with Jeera rice / Plain rice / Roti (flatbread)

Cuisine : Kashmiri Course :  Side Dish / Accompaniment

Served with : Tandoori Roti or Kulcha or any flat bread or just steamed rice

Spice Level : Medium to spicy

Prep Time :15-20 mins, Cooking time : 30 mins ; Serves : 4

Ingredients to make Dum Aloo Kashmiri:

  • Baby potatoes – 500 gms (approx. 20)
  • Chana Masala – 3.5 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 3.5 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Black salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree – 1.5 cup
  • Yoghurt – 3/4 cup
  • Cashew Puree / Cream – 3.5 TBSP
  • Oil or Ghee – 2 TBSP

How to make Dum Aloo Kashmiri:

  1. Par boil the potatoes. Prick them all over and shallow fry or bake them till ¾ done. Usually these potatoes are deep fried, but we prefer to bake or toss them in very little oil
  2. Sprinkle black salt all over them.
  3. Mix the dry masalas – Kashmiri Chilli powder, Channa Masala, Turmeric, Coriander powder and keep aside
  4. Heat oil or ghee, sauté the bayleaf and asafeetida. Now add the tomato puree and sauté for 4-6 mins
  5. Gently add the masalas dissolved in the water and salt and mix on low flame . Add a dash of yoghurt and simmer gently for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Add potatoes and mix well.
  7. Add 1 cup more water and bring to a simmer – about 4-6 mins
  8. Finish with the cream and coriander leaves and crushed kasuri methi
  9. Serve hot with Roti or Rice.



  1. nice poem… thanks for sharing and walking us through the beauty… love dum aloo and this looks good!!

  2. Dum aloo looks so perfectly done and delicious!thanks for trying and liking it !

  3. MySpicyKitchen

    This was my first pick for this state but had to chance the dish for my husband's sake. Dum aloo has been on my to do list for quite some time. Yours looks delicious.

  4. Varada's Kitchen

    Nice healthy variation. The deep frying has kept me from trying this recipe.

  5. Priya Suresh

    Thats a wonderful peom, reading it makes me to feel virtually the natural beauty of J & K..Earlier for me Kashmiri dish means Dum aloo, i love this dish to the core.

  6. The Pumpkin Farm

    such a beautiful poetry apt for the state…and lovely recipe to go along with it..

  7. Nalini's Kitchen

    Same pinch Kalyani..Your dum aloo looks so creamy and delicious….

  8. vaishali sabnani

    thats a beautiful poem…and the dum aaloo, well one can never fail with them, lovely recipe.

  9. Gayathri Kumar

    Dum aloo looks super inviting…

  10. poem was so lovingly written.. dum aloo looks yummy.

  11. I love dum aloo so much..very nicely done!

  12. Love the poem, Kalyani. Dum aloo looks wonderful!

  13. Chef Mireille

    what a beautiful poem

  14. Beautiful poem Kalyani. As for dum aloo can aloo ever go wrong? Yum.

  15. Suma Gandlur

    Dum allo looks great and as you mentioned, those few lines capture the essence of J&K.

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